Flower Girl

A Burton Family Mystery



What happens when a government scientist with top secret clearance teams up with a rogue CIA agent, who happens to be her father?


As a kidnapped orphan, Shannon Lee is hired out as a flower girl on Cheju-do Island, Korea the honeymoon capital of Asia. At 12 she is rescued from being sold as a child bride. Her rescuer is a rogue CIA Agent, who returns her to the USA to get an education. At 26 she is a scientist and linguist with a top secret clearance working for a government contractor when her rogue agent father suggests that they start a family business as assassins for hire. An unexpected turn of events on an assignment sends them back to Cheju-do where she is faced with the difficult choice of service to family and community or revenge. 





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Constance A. Hunt’s Preface to Four Wheels [A 1950s teenage saga]

Tim Holcomb, Mark Easton, and the Fisher twins have been pals all through grade school. They are together so much that once at a school picnic, someone in fun called them "The Four Wheels." The boys liked it, and when they enrolled at Wilson High, it seemed a capital idea to launch themselves into high school as the Four Wheels.

They thought of themselves as a four-wheeled buggy. Still, this allusion didn’t precisely fit because a carriage required a horse. The boys had no intention of ever adding a fifth to their group. They like being exclusively four. Unanimously they agree, early in their freshman year, that high school is a bore.  

"Action is what this school needs. And we'll provide some!"

Impressed with their own importance they march through their freshman year. When a newcomer joins the football team which hasn’t won a game for a year, they begrudgingly realize he can boost their chances at winning. However, things fall apart as the Four Wheels find other interests than sports and they ride the rollercoaster of their teen years growing apart only to learn the lessons of teamwork. As they each find their own goals, winning becomes possible.

FOUR WHEELS: A 1950s teen-age saga is an effort to contribute a piece of literature which presents sports and music as contingent parts of human experience and assigns to teachers and parents the privileged and rewarding role they occupy in the lives of their young people as they come of age.

It may also help today’s youth better understand that their grandparents and parents were once teenagers.

© 2021 by David Marshall Hunt